Sunday, December 23, 2007

So you all know how it goes...Your friend wants you to go to the LYS with her. Now, you don't really need anything but some how you find something your have to make . Here is mine!

The shop was offering a free pattern with purchase -- Araucania Copihue yarn, colorway 910. It is yummy super-fine alpaca. I had to modify the original pattern to fit my hand and the photo reflects the third try.

It is a gift for me!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Noro Hat is Finished

Thank goodnesss this was a gift for someone with a bigger head than mine. When I make it for my head (yes I had guage) I will use 6 and 7 needles instead of 7 and 8 needles. I even made it 4 rows shorter and I almost ran out of yarn.....

This is from the first One-Skein Wonder book -- "Ela's Favorite Hat". The yarn is Noro's Silk Garden in colorway 251 --I hope my friend likes it!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thankful 2007 Complete

I have finished my Chewy Spaghetti Thankful 2007 socks as of the 7th and just positng. This pattern is from Sensational Kniited Socks:

Row 1: K2 P2
Row 2: K all

Monday, November 26, 2007

Klee Scarf Update

Joan in Canada asked for an update of my Klee scarf I have had OTN too long. Here you go Joan!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

One Down, One to Go

OK -- One down and one to go before I get my Christmas shipment. I have been trying to keep up with my sock clubs and not get too much stash!
I think this "Thankful 2007" colorway by Chewy Spaghetti is growing on me --I like how it knitted up. I already have the toe finished on the second sock and working my way to the heel. I hope to get in finished this week!
I have also really been working on my Klee scarf and gaining a lot of ground. It should be 102 inches long, so I still have quite a ways to go........

Monday, November 19, 2007

Yarn Pron

On the left is my Yarn Booty from the Yarn Pirate --"Soltice"

In the middle is my purchase from The Loopy Ewe from Chewy Spaghetti is a sport weight in colorway "Debonair"

On the right is from the Yarn Chef in "Starry Night" with a cute little star stitch marker and recipe!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

New Socks OTN!

New Socks OTN -- My second installment of the Chewy Spaghetti Holiday Sock Club. (remember the Spooky Socks?)

This colorway is called Thankful 2007 and the colors a very East-Coast fall. Reminds me actually of the 4th of July.....

Doing a Basic Broken Rib pattern , toe-up, and probabaly an after-thought heel.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Misti Alpaca Chunky Scarf

Finished! This was such a fun easy project!
This would make a great gift. I may do this for my sons' girlfriends!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

I meet a couple of friends on Saturday mornings to knit for a few hours at a local coffee shop.

Yesterday my friend Carol brought this gorgeous scarf she was working on. It was so pretty and soft and so guess where I went after coffee? I proceeded to my LYS and bought the skein of Misti Alpaca Chunky to make it.

Here's the link for the pattern "Misti Chunky Ribs and Ruffles Scarf:

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Spooky Socks

I don't think I would have chosen the colorway, but its part of a Holiday Sock Club and these are for Halloween. I will get another shipment for Thanksgiving and Christmas too!

They were quick to knit up and its lovely yarn from Chewy Spaghetti on Etsy, Colorway "Spooky"

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

New Socks

OK -- a pair finished last night.
Love this Regia Stretch Stripes in colors #82 that I got from my Dog Days of Summer Partner, Pat.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Fall Into Autum Swap Partner

Linh is the best. Check out my project bag with socks from my blog! How cute is that?!! Plus sock yarn and 2 cloths, skeletons (my fav) sock yarn, and mug candle, and 2 leaf votive holders, soap, and a sock key chain. Darling --- thanks so much!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Topic of the Week 3

Autumn has now officially begun here in the States!! What is your favorite thing about Autumn/Fall? Why?

Well the heat dies down and althought mid-day is warmer, the mornings and evenings are cool and crsip. I also like flannel sheets and jammies, sweater and socks. We have fires and football!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Fingerless Gloves

No fingers, but I thumb. My first thumb gusset. This is the first glove I did and the second one came out better. I am contemplating ripping out the first thumb and redoing it.....
This is Artyarns Supermerino color 123.

Monday, September 17, 2007


When you knit or crochet dishclothes, washclothes or face clothes, what do you use? What size needle or hook? Wood? what type? Metal? Plastic? A specific Brand? Why do you love that needle or hook so much? Is there one you are dying to try? Is there a particular yarn you love and use all the time for clothes? What is so special about it?

I use my Bryspun #7 straights. They have a great point to pick up cotton yarn with. I love Sugar and Cream and Peaches and Cream and I have a ton of it! Peaches and Cream has better colorways I feel so I guess that would be my fav!

Went to the Stitch and Pitch yesterday and here's my awesome goodie!

Friday, September 14, 2007


Now that in some geographic locations the weather is starting to turn cooler, do you change the type of yarn(s) you knit/crochet with? If so, what do you now knit/crochet with instead and why? If not, why do you not switch and what do you knit/crochet with?

Living in California, we don't get the drastic change in the seasons but I tend to knit more with wool and things that make you want to sit by the fire and knit. I just brought out a sweater I had OTN as it was too hot to lay across my lap. I knitted socks this summer and now I get to wear them!

Friday, August 31, 2007

My new sock from my Dog Days of Summer Swap partner, Pat. This fun sock is Regia Stretch Color in color 82. Nothin' fancy, just a a plain knit sock, toe-up with a short-row heel. I didn't think it needed a pattern as the yarn itself is busy.

Fall into Autumn Dishcloth Exchange

1. Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been doing it? A little over 2 years

2. Have you made dischloths before? Do you use them yourself, give them as gifts, or both? Yes, all of the above

3. What's your favorite cotton to make cloths from? What cotton would you like to try that you haven't before? Like all cotton yarn so far – I like bright colors better than pastels.

4. If you knit, do you prefer circular or straight needles? For all, do you prefer wooden, metal, or plastic needles? I use all and everything!

5. What are your favorite colors? Any colors you don't like much? BRIGHTS!

6. What do you like best about Autumn? Smells, food, the cool crispness of the air, fires and hot cocoa snuggly blankets…..

7. Pies: Pumpkin? Apple? Pecan? All of em? or No Thanks! NO PIES!

8. When you were a kid, were you the one who couldn't wait to get started with school , or the one who overslept on the 1st day? I couldn’t wait!

9. Do you celebrate Halloween? (The real key here guys is especially knowing if you have an aversion to the holiday or little goodies/decorations associated with it, given the timeframe of the swap). Yes, but not a fan of candy corn – oh and I love skeletons!

10. If you had to choose just 3 edible 'goodies' to eat for a full year, what 3 would you choose? York Peppermint Pattys, Biscotti, and chocolate of any kind.

11. Do you have any pets? Kids? Husbands who seem like kids? ;) I have a cat and 2 teenage boys and yes a hubby too!

12. If you were to describe a particular yarn that shares traits of your personality, what would it be and why? Well according to that blog quiz going around, I am Merino!

13. Do you use your cloths mostly for dishcloths, or as facecloths? Dishcloths

14. Favorite Fall Holiday: Halloween or Thanksgiving and why? (Feel free to share another fall memory if you do not celebrate either of these holidays) I love Thanksgiving. I even have Thanksgiving China – love lil turkeys and make my own cranberry relish. Being with family is the best!

15. Do you have any allergies or aversions your pal should know about? Please no walnuts or cigarette smoke

Saturday, August 18, 2007


These are my socks form the Afterthought Heel Class I took last month. It was a lot of fun and I learned some new things. This is Sockotta yarn in a cotton blend.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Homestate SWAP Box Arrived!

Wow did I get spoiled! Nhel sent some awesome goodies, gummies, a tine of yummy mints, some Texas Death Sauce” (that my husband stole already), a candle, a darling notebook, “Don’t Mess With Texas” toothpick holder, 2 beautiful sock patterns,
A San Antonio spoon rest, handmade note cards, scissors, and a calendar with photos of her home state, size 4 DPNS, and then there’s the yarn!

I got some soft and squishy Patons, I hank of Mountain Colors, and 2 hanks of Jitterbug. Nhel, I was overwhelmed with your generosity. These are absolutely stunning, the colors perfect, and I love EVERYTHING! Thanks so much!

Friday, August 03, 2007

My Under Cover Club Prize

I have never won a blog contest until now. The Yarn Grove (
has an Under Cover Club I am in, and they had a contest to the participants of the KAL, and my name was pulled.
This is gorgeous yarn from J. Knits - superwash Merino in "Reno".
I can't wait to cast it on!
Thanks so much Yarn Grove!!!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

My Dog Days of Summer Package Came!

Thanks to my Dog Dogs of Summer partner PAT!

I got Regia sock yarn (which I have used and love), a Fiber Trends sock pattern, chocolate covered Altoids (yum), DPN needle holders, Bronnner's Lavender soap, and a dishcloth made with this cool yarn I have never seen called Kapple in cotton. It is soft and squishy...

I love your card you enclosed with your comments and description -- I have it on my desk to gaze at the lovely photograph!

I love everything -- you did such a great job!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Dog Days of Summer Contest Answers

I love my felted clogs I made. I wear them every day! It is a fiber trends pattern.

Check out this lovely canopy shawl on Melanie's blog. This would be fun to make.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

I am taking a new sock class. Toe-up with an after-thought heel. I already make my socks toe-up, but never with DPNS. I dont care for this toe, as you start with a stockinette rectangle and pick up stitches around all sides. Mine looks messy. Maybe it will get better with practice.

This is Sockotta #06

Friday, June 29, 2007

Another Pair Complete

Yep -- another pair finished and off my Summer Stash-Out list. This is Lang Super Soxx from It is done toe-up with Magic Loop. turkish cast-on.
The rib pattern for the leg is a k2, p2 one row and then k all for the second, alternating the 2 rows. Stitich pattern is from Sensational Knitted Socks.

Very appropriate to finish wool socks when it's 90 degrees out!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Here's the latest Fun Dishcloth KAL. I like how it turned out and it was perfect with the color I chose in S & C.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Here is my first block for the "Under Cover Club" I love this pattern. It isn't blocked yet so it will look more even eventually.
I think this color is called willow and its lovely.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Under Cover Club

Here is my birthday present from my DH. It is the first of 7 installments of the "Under Cover" club. Like a sock club, you get great organic (super soft) wool, 2 patterns to knit 2 12x12 blocks, and a goodie. The patterns come in a folder with page protectors to keep them safe and clean. By the end of 7 months, you will have enough for a "cover". Check it out at
BTW -- My birthday is not until the 15th! I can't wait that long to cast-on!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Yeah, they are finished. I really liked making them for the toe-up -- much easier. I guess I like the short-row heel.

I already started my next ones using the Turkish (figure-8) cast-on using Lorna's Laces sport-weight.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Dishcloth Fun January Mystery KAL

I loved this KAL. I am new to lacwork and this was easier than I thought it was going to be! Checkout the KAL site: